2019 Brisbane International Arts Festival

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Event Calendar

 


NOTE: Details of the events might be updated. Please stay tuned with us.

February
1
Fri
 
Taiwan Week Lantern Painting Competition open for registration
​台灣週彩繪燈籠競賽開放登記
8
Fri
Lantern collections for community language schools
僑校於昆士蘭台灣中心燈籠領取
9
10
Sat
Sun
Lanterns collections
新利班商場燈籠領取
27
Wed
STORIES Multinational Painting Exhibition Official Reception
昆士蘭州議會四國畫家聯展開幕茶會
March
1
Fri
 
Lantern submission due date
燈籠交件截止日期
2
Sat
 
Taiwan Week Lantern Painting Judging Day
台灣週彩繪燈籠評審日
2
Sat
Decorating Lanterns Exhibition
昆士蘭台灣中心彩繪燈籠佈展
8
Fri
Cultural Workshops
文化教學
8
Fri
2019 BIAF Grand Opening Ceremony and Multicultural Performance
新利班展演中心藝術節開幕典禮暨多元文化表演
9
Sat
 
Chinese Youth Goodwill Association Performance
中華青年友好訪問團表演
12
Tue
STORIES Multinational Painting Exhibition Closing
昆士蘭州議會四國畫家聯展閉幕
16
Sat
Opening Reception for Taiwan Week Lantern Painting Exhibition and Award Ceremony
台灣週彩繪燈籠競賽開展茶會暨頒獎典禮於新利班商場
April
26
Fri
 
Lantern Painting Exhibition and Festival Finishes
彩繪燈籠展藝術節閉幕

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Performers

 


Indonesian: Seharum Nusantara Dance Group & Viva Lestari Indonesia Dance Group

Australian Indonesian Culture and Welfare Association Inc presents the culture team, Seharum Nusantara dance group and Viva Lestari Indonesia dance group. We are all Indonesian who live in Brisbane. 

Indonesia - the country we were born in, consist of 19,000 islands and hosts 300 ethnic groups and who speak 600 languages. In total they are about 270 millions and mostly are members to 6 major institutionalized religions in the world. It is a big and diverse nation.

West part of Indonesia - Tor Tor Dance from North Sumatera

Tor Tor dance is a traditional dance from Batak tribe in North Sumatera. The dance is very energetic. The moves are joyous, swaying monotonous. The dance is commonly used in rituals performed by some statues made of stone that has entered the spirit, then the stone statue will dance. Now Tor Tor became an art culture is no longer a dance closely related to the spirit world. 

In the case of Tor Tor dance fashion is very simple. Someone who wants to dance Tor Tor in a party that followed, enough to wear Ulos which is woven Batak. Ulos used are of thow kinds, Ulos for headbands and scarves Ulos for. But the motive Ulos to be used must be in accordance with the party that followed. Tor Tor Batak dance contains the values of ethics, morals and manners that should be imparted to the younger generation. 

Central part of Indonesia - Merak Dance from West Java

Merak dance is a traditional folk dance originating from Pasundan land, West Java. The dancers wear the crown a la peacock head crown. Merak dance is having delicate hand movements and it follows by traditional gamelan music, that becomes the main characteristic of this dance.

 

East part of Indonesia - Sajojo Dance from Papua

Sajojo dance is folk dance originated from Papua, the largest island located in the eastern region of Indonesia. It is a type of social dance where everybody like to move and jump normally include man and woman more than 5 people. The more people to dance, the merrier. 

Papuais a province that rich with culture and arts, minerals and tribal groups. It is also well-known as the heaven of the east. 

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Taiwanese: Chinese Youth Goodwill Association dance performances

Chinese Youth Goodwill Association, together with Chinese Youth Arts Association, are proud to showcase some traditional Chinese dances and Taiwanese folk culture in SIFAF 2018 to better prevail classical and contemporary Taiwanese/ Chinese cultural scenes and to further cultural exchange with other artistic groups from both domestic and abroad. 

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South African: Beats Eclectic Drumming Group

Affectionately known as BE, Beats Eclectic is not your everyday girl band! United by their passion for rhythm, world music and conscious expression, this bright spirited bunch will have you tantalised by their infectious energy, joyful exuberance and musical eclecticism.

Beats Eclectic offer enchanting showcases of unique world inspired music and dance. Five talented women who share a deep connection to the difference that music makes every day, everywhere. 

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Greek: The Hellenic Dancers of St George Brisbane

1977 saw the formation of Brisbane‟s “Hellenic Dancers”. Since then the group has spent over 30 years promoting and preserving Greek Culture predominately through traditional dance. As ambassadors of the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, The Hellenic Dancers are Brisbane‟s leading professional Traditional Greek Dancing Group driven by a group of dedicated young volunteers showcasing their Culture all over Australia. 

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Taiwanese: Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe | 九天民俗技藝團

Founded by Mr. Chen-Jung Hsu in 1995, the Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe (hereafter Chio-Tian) was initially a traditional Taiwanese temple fair parade team. It has since focused its efforts on the innovation and refinement of its art and performance, elevating the traditional local parade show to a higher level of artistic quality and expertise. 

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Taiwanese: Miao Hsuan Dance | 妙璇舞蹈團

台中潭子鄉第一個舞蹈團成立於 2001 年,結合社區動力,將舞蹈教育之理念,進而推向每一個喜愛舞蹈的角落為了使孩子們能朝多元智慧方向發展,除以課程設計來主導外,舞團仍佐以表演活動為輔,藉由對外表演之活,讓學生能由其中發展及增強自信心、刺激、引導學習動機並養成健全之人格教育,讓孩子們樂在學習!

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Taiwanese: Da-Feng Symphony Orchestra | 大豐管弦樂團

大豐管弦樂團前身為新北市大豐國小管弦樂團校友團。大豐國小管弦樂團已走過 20 年歲月,除了於全國音樂比賽中屢獲特優第一名佳績外,更積極參與各政府機關/民間機構相關單位音樂活動演出,並多次受邀國內外演出活動,如:澳大利亞訪問表演、新加坡、馬來西亞音樂交流、日本大阪與美國帅獅青少年管弦樂團的聯合音樂之旅、日本東京音樂大學聯合音樂之旅等。

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Taiwanese: Liao Chiung-Chih Taiwanese Opera Foundation for Culture and Education | 財團法人廖瓊枝歌仔戲文教基金會

The Liao Chiung-chih Taiwanese Opera Foundation for Culture and Education was established in 1999 by Ms. Liao Chiung-chih who has spared no effort for the preservation of the country’s folk art. 

With its objectives of “preserving the performance art of Taiwanese Opera, promoting Taiwanese Opera, cultivating talented actors for Taiwanese Opera, as well as raising the artistic standards of Taiwanese Opera”, the foundation sponsors a wide range of projects commissioned by various cultural institutions both inside and outside the country in order to preserve and promote Taiwanese Opera. 

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Cultural WorkShops

 


Chinese Youth Goodwill Association, together with Chinese Youth Arts Association, are proud to showcase some traditional Chinese dances and Taiwanese folk culture in SIFAF 2018 to better prevail classical and contemporary Taiwanese/Chinese cultural scenes and to further cultural exchange with other artistic groups from both domestic and abroad. 

(PHOTO PLACE HOLDERS)

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Exhibitions - STORIES

 


Hosting Artist - Melody Chen

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Artist from Australia - Mark Davey

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Artist from Taiwan - Chang, Pi-Er

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Artist from Taiwan - Hsieh, Chih-Ping

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Artist from Poland - Renata Buziak

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Artist from Australia - April Giblin

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Taiwan Week Lantern Painting Competition

 


Held on the first full-moon night of the lunar year, the Lantern Festival is commonly regarded as one of the most important and romantic festivals in Taiwan. The origin of the festival lies in the festive activities of an agricultural people celebrating the lengthening of daylight hours and the coming of spring after the New Year.

(TIMETABLE PLACE HOLDER)

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Venues

 


SunPAC

470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank QLD 4109

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Calamvale Community College

11 Hamish St, Calamvale QLD 4116

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Queensland Parliament House

Parliamentary Annex

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Queensland Taiwan Centre

Shop 36B, Sunny Park Shopping Centre (342 mcCullough Street), Sunnybank QLD

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Sunnybank Plaza

Cnr Mains Rd & McCullough St, Sunnybank QLD 4109

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